I am in Colorado covering the US Alpine Ski Championships for the AP right now.
Before climbing up on the frozen course this morning I placed on my crampons.
But a few minutes into the race I heard a yell and saw a shooter flying down the mountain on his back. He wasn’t wearing crampons.
Then he was followed by his camera.
Moral of the story. Having the right gear to cover an event is more than just having the right lens and camera combos.
And yes, he was ok. He didn’t hit anything and eventually came to stop when the course leveled out a couple hundred yards below me. Probably shaken a bit.